Lophopetalum glabrum Ding Hou,
Fl. Mal. I, 6 (1962)
Latin for 'glabrous'.
Sub-canopy tree up to 21 m tall and 40 cm dbh. Stipules dropped early.
Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, tertiary venation horizontal. Flowers ca.
4.7 mm in diameter, yellow-orange, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 69 mm long,
green-red-brown, dehiscent capsules containing several wind dispersed, winged
seeds (wing surrounding the seed completely).
In mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and
ridges with clayey to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bajan, Bantas, Perupok.